Substantive definition and meaning

Substantive definition: Substantive negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a… | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’substantive’

Word Frequency


substantive


(


s

ʌ

bstəntɪv



)


adjective


Substantive

negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a subject.



[

formal

]


They plan to meet again in Rome very soon to begin substantive negotiations.


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Word Frequency


substantive


in American English


(


ˈsʌbstəntɪv




;

səbˈstæntɪv



)


adjective


1.


existing

independently; not

dependent

upon or

subordinate

to another


2.

of

considerable

amount or quantity; substantial


3.

having a

real

existence;

actual


4.


a.

of, containing, or

dealing

with the essential elements; essential


b.


5.

of or relating to legal rights and principles as

distinguished

from legal procedures


6.


becoming


fixed

without the use of a mordant


said of a dye


7.


Grammar


a.


expressing

existence


the

substantive

verb “to be”


b.

of or used as a substantive


noun


8.

something substantive


9.


Grammar

a noun or any other word or group of words that functions as a noun;

nominal
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Derived forms



substantival


(

ˌsubstanˈtival

)


(


ˌsʌbstənˈtaɪvəl



)


adjective



substantivally


(

ˌsubstanˈtivally

)


adverb


or

ˈsubstantively



substantiveness


(

ˈsubstantiveness

)


noun

Word origin

LME < LL

substantivus

< L

substantia:

see

substance

Word Frequency


substantive


in British English


(


ˈsʌbstəntɪv



)


noun


1.


grammar

a

noun

or

pronoun

used in place of a noun


adjective


2.

of, relating to, containing, or being the

essential


element

of a thing


3.


4.


5.


6.


grammar

denoting, relating to, or

standing

in place of a noun


7.


(


səbˈstæntɪv



)

relating to the essential

legal


principles


administered

by the courts, as

opposed

to practice and

procedure


Compare


adjective (sense 3

)


8.


(


səbˈstæntɪv



)

(of a

dye

or colour)

staining

the material

directly

without use of a

mordant


Abbreviation


:


s


,


sb


,


subst


Collins English Dictionary

. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Derived forms


substantival


(


ˌsʌbstənˈtaɪv

ə

l



)


adjective



substantivally


(

ˌsubstanˈtivally

)


adverb



substantively


(

ˈsubstantively

)


adverb



substantiveness


(

ˈsubstantiveness

)


noun

Word origin

C15: from Late Latin

substantīvus,

from Latin

substāre

to stand beneath; see

substance

Examples of ‘substantive’ in a sentence

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There would be a retrial of the substantive issues before a new

judge

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)



Policy

issues are as much a part and

parcel

of

contemporary

legal work as substantive law.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2008

)


He can no longer

enact

any substantive policy in the

next

two years.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2006

)


More substantive changes are

also


evident

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


This is not the substantive issue.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)


There are some substantive issues here.


Laszlo, John (MD)


Understanding Cancer



(

1987

)


It is the same

bill

, but with substantive changes we have

always


argued

for.


The Sun



(

2011

)


This is a substantive issue, and once would have been a substantial one.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2014

)



Senior

legal

experts

have

reassured


ministers

that the

proposed

changes would not

require

substantive changes to the

treaty

with America.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2011

)


Buildings of

historic


importance

can be

sold

, but new

owners

cannot make substantive changes to them without

serious


scrutiny

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2013

)

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This week’s

meetings

of the

county


chairmen

and

chief


executives

are

likely

to

conclude

with no substantive changes to the

championship

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2015

)



Thereafter

, something more substantive

must

change in British boardrooms.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2013

)


They haven’t been able to have a

vote

on the substantive issue, or to have their

say

on it.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2014

)


Most people (

certainly

younger

citizens

)

will


turn

to

online

legal services for

basic


guidance

on procedural and substantive issues of law.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2013

)


He

imposed

three and a

half

years’ imprisonment for the substantive

offence

and

six


months

for the two

attempts



four

years in all.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2007

)

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substantive


British English

:


substantive


ADJECTIVE

/

səbˈstæntɪv

/


Substantive

negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a subject.
They plan to meet again very soon to begin substantive negotiations.


American English

:


substantive


ˈsʌbstəntɪv

/


Brazilian Portuguese

:

substancioso


Chinese

:

实质性的


European Spanish

:


sustancial


French

:


approfondi


German

:


wesentlich


Italian

:


fondamentale


Japanese

:

重要な


Korean

:

실질적인


European Portuguese

:

substancioso


Spanish

:


sustancial


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